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Trumpet Concerto E major


Around the turn of the 19th century it is evident that a number of attempts were made to help transform the trumpet – based at that time on natural harmonics – into a fully chromatic instrument, whether through special “hand stopping” techniques, a slide mechanism like that of the trombone, or the provision of a number of holes covered by keys. The object was to enable use... more


About the Composer


Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Composer and pianist, whose works are positioned stylistically at the transition from Classicism to Romanticism. They encompass nearly all genres, including six piano concerti, sonatas, chamber music, incidental music, and sacred works. Admired as a virtuoso during his lifetime, he showed his technical skills in a comprehensive course on the art of piano playing. He was a member of the Institut de France and the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Society of Friends of Music) in Vienna, among others.

1778Born in Pressburg (Bratislava) on November 14. His father, a professional musician, gives him his first music lessons.
1786–88The family relocates to Vienna, where he becomes the pupil of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
1788–93With his father he undertakes a multi-year concert tour through Europe. In London he meets Joseph Haydn.
from 1793Back in Vienna, he becomes the pupil of Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Antonio Salieri, and Joseph Haydn.
1804–11He is concertmaster of Prince Esterházy’s orchestra in Eisenstadt.
from 1811In Vienna he devotes himself primarily to composition and teaching.
1813He marries Elisabeth Röckel, a singer at Vienna’s Hoftheater.
1816–18He is Royal Württemberg Court Music Director in Stuttgart.
from 1819In February he becomes court music director in Weimar, and rises to become one of that city’s most important musical figures.
1827In Vienna he meets Franz Schubert. He participates in the funeral of Ludwig van Beethoven.
1828He publishes his Course of Instruction on the Art of Playing the Piano, which he had drafted in Weimar.
1831With André Hippolyte Chelard he directs the Thuringia Music Festival in Erfurt.
1837Dies in Weimar on October 17.

About the Authors

Michael Kube (Editor, Piano reduction)

Dr. Michael Kube, born in 1968 in Kiel, studied musicology (with Friedhelm Krummacher and Heinrich W. Schwab), the history of art and ethnology at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Since 1998 he has been a research associate at the New Schubert Edition (Tübingen) and since autumn 2002 also a member of the editorial board.

Kube is on the panels of different juries and music prizes, and is also a member of the Committee for work evaluation (Werkprüfungsausschuss) of VG Music Edition. His research interests include music for keyboard instruments around 1700, 19th century chamber music, early 20th century music history, as well as Scandinavian music history.

Eine besonders schöne, neue Ausgabe des Hummel Trompetenkonzerts ist 2010 im Henle Verlag erschienen. Die neu herausgegebene Urtextausgabe beinhaltet aber nicht nur eine Trompetenstimme in E sondern auch in B, C und Es. Der Herausgeber hat einige kleine Korrekturen zur Lesart bisheriger Ausgaben vorgenommen, die ich sehr spannend finde. Ein einführendes Vorwort rundet diese schöne Ausgabe ab, die Lust darauf macht, sich wieder mehr mit dem Hummel-Konzert zu beschäftigen.

Sonic, 2011



Joseph Haydn Trumpet Concerto E flat major Hob. VIIe:1
Editor: Makoto Ohmiya
Piano reduction, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 456

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